The National Food Blogger Bake Sale is this Saturday. I previously told you I would be baking for the sale, the proceeds of which will go to Share Our Strength, an organization working to end childhood hunger across America.

One of the items I baked for the sale are these chocolate mochi roses. The mochi has a nice chewy texture and a light chocolate flavor. I love how they come out in this rose muffin pan from the Nordicware collection.

Recently, a representative from Alexia Foods contacted me to see if I was interested in trying some samples and doing a review of their products. I readily agreed. Alexia features a variety of frozen food products that can pair well with a main entree.

A few weeks later, I came to find a huge box on my doorstep. Inside were six full sized bags of frozen food products. My little brother’s eyes grew bigger and bigger as I pulled out each bag from the box.  Since most of the frozen products were fries, I declared we would have a Fries Fest to taste all the samples.

Bacon Brioche

When I made my sugar and spice brioche, I had to make double the amount of brioche dough. So I had some brioche dough left over. I originally was going to bake it into a loaf, but then I thought I’d try something else.

I remembered the delicious buttery bacon brioche rolls I had at Providence LA and wanted to replicate them. Instead of making plain looking rolls, I thought I’d make them a little fancier shaped.